Its been a week since we last posted.. *LOL* We tried. We did try to post but soonest we did, we got sidetracked elsewhere. We have cut down on our cat watching :) Dom said that if i didn't post soon, he'll ignore me and won't let me rub his curly tummy. Hmmmm...

Last weekend was nice. A time to catch up with some folks and a time for the older folks to catch up with extended families. Since i am much of a lazy bugger lately, we'll post more pictures hopefully next Wednesday when we should be doing the Wordless :)

@ the gravesite

My ole car coughed its way to Lenggong... and brought us back safely. We just couldn't keep up with the Evo and the Civic. The X-trail was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ahead because the passengers had to be back to Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon. But we made it slowly... and surely.

Lenggong is still Lenggong. Very much the same as how i saw it when i was a kid. Its like a cowboy town with 2 rows of shops on the main street. The bus station is the same as how my grandpa had left it a very long time ago (Grandpa used to be the station master there). The freshwater fishballs (saito fishballs) are still the same. Just very expensive now for a tiny ball. But its super duper delicious and should not be missed if you ever make it here to Lenggong.

Not much going on there anymore as more and more young people have moved to bigger towns. But... they are building a big maternity hospital beside the big graveyard. How spooky can that be. Or maybe someone is pulling our legs about the hospital.

The road to Lenggong is not too windy now. There's a new highway that takes us there in half the time. My sister used to be sick in the car all the way to Lenggong. The trunk road is a super nice route to drive if you like the left and right and left and right driving. It used to be that windy all the way.

One of these days, I might just gather a few friends and drive all the way to Betung, Thailand. My uncle told me it only took him 3 hours to get there from Ipoh. But i drive like an old lady, so it might take us 4.

On our way back to Ipoh, we stop by another smaller town along the way. Sauk. This is where we had our lunch.. and the one hour wait for the food to be served is well worth it.

The famous freshwater fishballs... when you bite into it, the taste is divine.. *LOL*

Fish stomach cooked in garlic ginger sauce...

I don't remember if this was pork or chicken... but it was cooked in some sweet sauce ;)

The food pictures above are for my sisters to drool over. That's my wicked revenge to them for not making it home. WAHAHAHAHA... they sure know what they have missed now.

After they served the third dish, i dump the camera quickly and ate to my hearts content. The fishballs were flying off the plate in two blinks of an eye. *LOL* My aunt asked me, don't you want to take the rest of the dishes? No way... i am famished. I should have.. i know. The catfish was really big and fresh and deeeeeeeeelicious. But i was famished. Next time i'll try to have more control :)

Sunday evening i got a call from a close friend. She said that she has a watermelon in her that is growing too fast and she was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Her fibroid grew too fast and too furiously. We talked and she was very worried. She kept asking me, how can this happen. The doctor said that he might need to remove her womb if its bad inside. Given a choice of having a child one day and saving your life now, you don't really have much of a choice when things like this happen.

Her surgery went well. She's still weak and can hardly speak. But she'll recover fast. She's a trooper. Her womb is saved.

Another very close friend called me on Tuesday to tell me her checkup was not good. She has multiple breast lumps and they have to be removed soon. A quick scan showed that she had multiple fibroids too. A double dose of trouble. A history of breast cancer running in the family is not a good thing too.

Sometimes we hope that things like this will not happen to us. We feel that it can only happen to other people but not us. But when it does, what do we do.

One day at a time. We go one day at time. Seize the day today. Carpe diem.

15 woofs:

Ann said...

So sorry to hear about your friends. It's true how we always think things like that won't happen to us. Like you said though, one day at a time.

I'm hungry now after seeing all those food pictures. :)

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Mom and me is sorry to hear about your friends too. We will say a prayer fur dems.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

How Sam Sees It said...

We hope all your friends will be well soon!

You and Mom drive alike! It takes her forever to go anywhere!


The Daily Pip said...

I am sorry to hear about your friends. Sometimes when things happen to our close friends it is almost like they are happening to us, too. Take care of yourself and my paws are crossed for your friends.

I love hearing the stories of your trips, the yummy foods, the descriptions of the towns, road, and graves. All are lovely!

Your pal, Pip

Spiffy said...

Ooooo, sorry to hear about your buddies. Hope they get well soon.

I'll be nice today and not be too nasty :D

Amber-Mae said...

MMM those food look incredibly delicious!

the booker man said...

miss anny,

could you pretty please give my mama some drivin' lessons? cuz she totally drives like 50 gazillion miles an hour...let's woof about feelin' pukey!!
more serious like, me and asa and mama are sorry to hear about your friendz. we out our paws together for them to be healed from those icky lumps.

the booker man

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

All you can do is take it one day at a time and try to enjoy each day.

We have several friends with serious illnesses/conditions, and all you can do is be there.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Food DOES look fantastic.

Marg said...

That is too bad about your friend. We hope she or he can get some treatment if it is cancer. We will say lots of prayers for the friend. Sounds like you have been traveling around a lot. Good to see you back you two boys.

Remington said...

So sorry to hear about your friends. I hope all goes well for them. The food pics look really yummy!

Anonymous said...

My paws are crossed for your furends. I just KNOW they're gonna be A-OK.

I'm glad you had such a good trip and I wish I could have some fishballs. But I don't think we have anything like that around here. Sigh.

Wiggles & Wags,

the booker man said...


you silly billy! miss sugar lives pretty far away from me! i think you were gettin' her confuzzled with miss puddles. miss puddles lives close by!
oh, and i'll woof a secret to you, but you gotta keep it hush hush. okie dokie, ready? thereismorethanonerainbowcoloreddoggieatbarktothepark! *gasp* there was the green one and then the yellow one and then a red one and even a blue one! it's almost like easter eggs! teeheehee.

the booker man

pee s -- i picked out a hooge baggie of nommy treatsies for my big sis asa! she loooooved them! you'll hear about that soon. :)

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear about your friends and are sending them good thoughts.

Those foods look really good though!

Chicco said...

Is always beautiful come here and reading your story.


Jon Terry said...

You're making me so hungry with all those food pictures. I love fish balls too.

Sorry to hear about your friends and but like you say, we have to take one day at a time and no matter what we have to keep moving forward and live life optimistically and to its fullness :)

Will remember your friends in prayer.

p/s: I can send you my bone bone
to cheer you up, if you

Love ya,
Jon Terry